Museo Egizio
Museo Egizio
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.The collections that make up today’s Museum, were enlarged by the excavations conducted in Egypt by the Museum’s archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935 (a period when finds were divided between the excavators and Egypt).The Egyptian Museum in Turin has begun 2009 an important project which wants to widen spaces in order to enhance the collections through modern museographical and museological criteria. The Museum will be open all over the period of restoration and the New Egyptian Museum inauguration is scheduled for the year 2015.
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  • Chris
    Bideford, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tell your MUMMY - it's great!
    Entrance to here was included with our Turin Visitors card - a bargain for starters! Having been previously to many Egyptian Museums you might wonder how this place is any different? I think the main difference is the way the displays and put togethers, a real overload of information, in such detail, you would take literally all day to read everything. The displays are so big, they take up huge high ceiling rooms, the pieces really do tower over you, giving you the total scale of how amazing these things really are. This place definitely deserves the badge of NO.1 place to visit, so don't be put off by the number of people who go here - theirs room for you and, of course, your MUMMY too!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • leileireid
    London, United Kingdom714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    I came to Turin to especially see this museum - I got my entry through the Torino pass. It’s a great museum with a free audio guide available via a QR code, the signs are all in italian and also in english and there is a very handy convenient cafe at the half way point to refresh. They have some wonderful mummies and they explain the progression of mummification through the years very well. What is nice is the mummie exhibits are marked and there are warning for those who could be sensitive to that. They have a lot and I did multiple entries to go and see everything because they have some fantastic items including tunics, makeup sets, hair accessories, Canopic jars and there cases a range of sarcophagus. I highly recommend doing one of the tours with the tour guides as it was really informative. The negatives: It’s a bit of faff having to book your ticket online with the Torino pass and then have to stand in a long line to get in activated. Compared to other museums there are less staff around at other museums it’s one staff member per room but here it was one per floor pretty much. The gift shop could use some more items.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 August 2023
  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, California3,414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    EXCELLENT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN TURIN, ITALY
    The Turin Egyptian Museum has several floors of mummys and Egyptian relics recovered from tombs in Egypt back in the early 20th century. I have seen the Egyptian collections in the British Museum and the Cairo Museum and The Turin collection rivals both of those. We bought tickets ahead of time on the internet and spent about three hours there.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • TonyDrum1
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    This is a great collection of Egyptian artefacts in a modern and well laid out museum. Good lighting also helps to provide dramatic effect particularly with the statues and mummies. Perhaps a few more interactive displays would have made this 5 stars.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Kathleen M
    Fribourg, Switzerland291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant introduction to Ancient Egypt.
    One could spend an entire day here and still not see everything. The descriptions (in Italian and English) are clear and informative. There's a convenient café providing refreshments and also a snack lunch, as and when needed.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Dwight
    Venice, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Egypt like never before
    Well, this was one of the most educational and compelling tours we took. Our guide, Nasr Ammar was so knowledgable, it was like walking back in time to the glory days of Egyptian culture. Mr. Ammar even taught us how to read hieroglyphs. This was to be a two-hour tour and it could have been a three or four hour tour. The museum, as we learned, is the best for antiquities and only second to Cario's museum. I urge you to take the tour and make it a day. We certainly enjoyed Nasr, both personally and professsionally. A real scholar.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 October 2023
  • AJMglobaltraveller
    Staines, United Kingdom1,111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a museum to visit
    I was surprised by the size of the collection. It covered all aspects of Egyptian life over 4000 years ago including a wig of real hair. Although we were tired when we entered the museum we still took over 2 hrs to go round it. The insight into the lives of the middle classes was fascinating.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Shefford
    73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt
    This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt. A free audio tour is available via QR code, so bring your ear buds/headphones. There is an amazing number of exhibits, and signage is in Italian and English. The visit starts with a history of the museum, explaining how these artifacts came to Italy, before the start of the exhibits. Also, there is a very convenient cafe with excellent paninis, bagels etc, which provided a much-needed break during our four-hour visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
  • PercyGriff
    Syracuse, New York174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do
    Before my trip, I questioned whether I wanted to visit an Egyptian museum when I was in Italy. However, this museum exceeded all expectations! I did not do an organized tour nor audio tour, but instead wandered on my own and read the information on each exhibit (available in English, Italian and other languages). The mummies, artifacts, statues, and “Book of Death” are from another time!!! Totally cool and amazing. Do not miss the bottom level! Absolutely loved the Egyptian Museum.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 December 2023
  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy7,486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captivating museum
    I'm not usually a massive museum person - but the Museo Egizio is fascinating. We started our visit from the top. No museum can possibly properly display every piece it owns and here smaller pieces were at least on display in cramped glass cabinets. The museum proper started on the next floor down and continued chronologically through the history of Ancient Egypt. From time to time there were little detour rooms where processes were explained such as how to build a coffin. A free audio tour is available via QR code, so bring your ear buds/headphones. However, we just wandered and read what we wanted of the explanations next to the exhibits which are in Italian and English. The staff are extremely friendly and everything is organised impeccably - when entering my university student son was sent to a window to have his student I.D. checked (thus his paying €3 to my €18), the cloakroom staff ask what you want to store and direct you to the appropriate locker (we paid the mighty sum of €1 for the smallest locker to put our winter coats in), etc. Book on-line to beat the queues as we did.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
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Gergana S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
Didn't know the museum is so enormous so half of it remained a mystery to me this time. Two floors will keep for my next trip back here while waiting impaitently for it!
Written 7 July 2024
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tina1390
San Silvestro, Italy77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Closed until July 17th!! So disappointed that they couldn’t plan better. We had
planned on four days in Turin and spending one of them at this museum.
Written 26 June 2024
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Littlemuff
Holsworthy, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We frequently visit Turin and decided to visit Museum with 2 young nieces, 7 & 9, who live near Turin with family.
Celebrating 200 years in 2024.
Museum is in a historic building in the City Centre.
Start the Tour on the top floor and work your way down.
Amazing collection of everything from Ancient Egypt - ceramics, jewellery, sarcophagi galore and of course, Mummies.
Fascinating to see actual 'cloth' that covered embalmed bodies.
Small Cafe with treats galore, but get there early!
If you've never been, GO!
Written 16 June 2024
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chalouisduletz
Boston, MA184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
The collection is fantastic, second only to Cairo and way ahead of the Louvre (to whom it was offered first) and the British Museum. The labeling is too frequently problematic, printed in small fonts and light ink on glass in many cases. Italian curators seem not to have discovered the beauty of the paragraph indention, remaining prone to tell you far more than you wanted to know in dry detail.

It would be interesting to present more information on how Egyptian antiquities were plundered legally according to conventions of the time but indiscriminately in the wake of Napoleon’s campaigns. Perhaps the upcoming remake of the so-called gallery of the kings will present the opportunity.
Written 16 June 2024
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andantes
Llinars del Valles, Spain379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is one of the must see whenever you travel to Turin.
Non as spectacular as the El Cairo one, but, much more modern and organised.
There are a lot of sculptures, and many other things that make the visit remarkable.
There are different rooms, with plenty of information.
Reservation is needed, and 2-3 hours as minimun for a paceful visit.
Written 11 June 2024
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Waterloonie
Waterloo, Canada1,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
A remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquity and it blows the doors off the museum in Cairo.

The app gives you a full tour in English on your smart phone. Bring your ear phones. Good signage in English as well.
Written 9 June 2024
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Sydsolo
Sydney, Australia918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
I have been to the Cairo museum albeit more than two decades ago. Though this museum doesnt have the grand pharoahic tombs and mummies, it did a much better job explaining the items and the various dynasties including an interesting part on pre- dynastic - a lot of information I was not aware of.
There are a lot of wonderful displays including items from intact tombs, all laid out superbly chronologically. Took me 3 whole hours and I had to skip some bits at the end.
Highly recommended, good value given the amount of information and large number of displays.
Written 7 June 2024
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Dan123
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Acclaimed as one of the best museums of Europe, even if it contains no European art. What makes it special, besides the exhibits themselves, is the excellent curating, with interesting and relevant explanations.
Written 7 May 2024
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Giovanni_1227
Geneva, Switzerland79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you visit Turin, please just include a visit in this museum.
Even if I knew it is a world wide known museum everything was over my expectation! I learned a lot of things.
A do it yourself visit may be long and/or superficial. I really suggest to book a guide tour!
Maybe expensive but really usefull.
Written 10 April 2024
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Silas
Thierachern, Switzerland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very interesting museum! Visited with my girlfriend (who is usually not as interested in history as I am) and we both really liked the exhibition. I really liked that a path leads visitors through the building.
It was very unfortunate that the Gallery of Kings (which I would’ve loved to see) was moved to another museum the day before we went there and therefore it was closed.
Written 9 April 2024
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